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China: Former railway official sentenced to death with reprieve over bribery

China View, October 2014

A Beijing court sentenced Zhang Shuguang, a former senior official at the Ministry of Railways, to death with a two-year reprieve for bribery on Friday.


Zim High Court refuses to impose death penalty

The High Court of Zimbabwe has refused to impose the death penalty on murderers arguing that the legislature must first enacts a law spelling out the circumstances under which one can be hanged. 372 more words


Man on death row because in Texas, being black means you're dangerous?

Justice should be blind. It should be blind to race, income, class and other factors. However, in the case of Duane Buck, race played a major factor in his death sentence for capital murder. 888 more words


Manslaughter: Question of the death penalty and the emergence of alternative forms of punishment

Nathaniel Irish: prosecuted for the murder of Thomas Hill

Date: April 24th, 1723


On March 17th, 1723, a man by the name of Nathaniel Irish murdered Thomas Hill. 1,330 more words

18th Century Crime

Pirates of 18th Century England

Newgate: Piracy, 23rd May 1701

Captain John Kidd – Known as the “Wizard of the Seas,” who suffered for Piracy, at Execution Dock, 23rd of May, 1701. 1,138 more words

18th Century Crime

How to End an Unhappy Marriage: Poison

Newgate: Murder, 1700 — Mary Channel, famed for her wit and beauty, was forced to marry a man she detested and in attempts for independence poisoned him, resulting in his death. 1,030 more words